B.A. in Behavioral Biology Program By Johns Hopkins University | Top Universities

B.A. in Behavioral Biology

B.A. in Behavioral Biology

  • QS World University Rankings
    25
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Scholarships No

others shortlisted this program

others shortlisted this program

Many students ask about the similarities and differences between the behavioral biology program and the major in neuroscience. The neuroscience major is similar to the behavioral biology major in that it is also an interdepartmental program. Students majoring in neuroscience can concentrate in one of three areas of specialization: cellular and molecular, systems, or cognitive neuroscience. The systems neuroscience concentration is the one that most closely resembles the behavioral biology major. Many of the courses required for systems neuroscience majors are also required of behavioral biology majors. Behavioral biology majors can explore many aspects of the biology of behavior, not only the mechanisms of behavior, but also evolutionary, ecological, and social aspects of behavior. Therefore, the behavioral biology major maintains an identity independent of the neuroscience major, despite some overlaps. Furthermore, the behavioral biology major has fairly liberal course requirements so that students can explore more choices in their liberal arts education.By the completion of their course of study, behavioral biology majors are expected to: Be able to understand and apply principles of data analysis using statistical methods; Obtain a basic understanding of animal behavior; Obtain a basic understanding of neural systems that mediate behavior; Obtain a basic understanding of human behavior in the context of both the biological and social sciences; Develop basic competence in scientific communication, oral and written; Explore and prepare for careers, including those in basic science and medical/veterinary fields.

English language test
IELTS
IELTS

Are you planning to take an English language test? Sign up for free IELTS webinars and prep material

Sign up today